CenturyLink brings 1 gigabit fiber service to Las Vegas

           CenturyLink brings 1 gigabit fiber service to Las Vegas

New broadband technology will deliver some of the fastest Internet speeds in
the U.S.

PR Newswire

MONROE, La., Oct. 9, 2013

MONROE, La., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today
announced that it will expand its fiber network pilot to Las Vegas, enabling
Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). CenturyLink's enhanced
fiber network will deliver this ultra-fast broadband technology to residential
and small business customers in select Las Vegas neighborhoods beginning this

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CenturyLink launched its first 1 Gbps fiber network in Omaha, Neb. in May
2013. The company expects to have the targeted homes and business in Omaha
connected with its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology by the end of
October. The company will also use FTTP technology to deliver some of the
fastest Internet speeds available in the United States to select homes and
small businesses in Las Vegas. With this highly-advanced service, customers
will be able to download a high-definition movie in seconds and stream it from
multiple devices, gain instant access to cloud services and applications on
demand, and download or upload large multimedia files—all at the same time.

"CenturyLink is pleased to announce that Las Vegas will be the next city to
receive ultra-fast broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps," said Matt Beal, CenturyLink
chief technology officer. "We know our customers will embrace this new
technology that will allow them to simultaneously use multiple devices in
their homes and businesses without the burden of bandwidth constraints."

CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service is equivalent to 1,000 Mbps—an Internet speed
that is 100 times faster than average broadband speeds—and will have a direct
connection to the company's recently upgraded 100 Gbps global network,
designed to accommodate today's bandwidth demands. This next generation fiber
technology also enables CenturyLink to provide a symmetrical service, meaning
customers can download and upload information at identical speeds of up to 1

"This is wonderful news for Las Vegas," said U.S. Senator Harry Reid of
Nevada. "Advances like these willensure that Las Vegas continues to cement
its reputation as a high-tech hub. I support these efforts by CenturyLink, and
welcome more investments in our local economy. I look forward to even more
access to high-speed technology in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada."

"An aspect of my efforts as Governor has been fostering the growth of Nevada's
technology industry throughout the state," said Nevada Governor Brian
Sandoval. "Las Vegas has always been one of America's most connected cities
and is quickly becoming a premier destination for launching tech-focused
businesses. CenturyLink's high-speed 1 Gbps fiber network pilot in Las Vegas
adds another level of vital infrastructure to support our continued growth as
a technology-driven city."

"1 Gbps symmetrical speed provides a tremendous economic advantage for small
businesses because it allows them to purchase their IT infrastructure through
the cloud while substantially lowering operating costs," said Jeff Oberschelp,
CenturyLink vice president and general manager – Las Vegas. "This capability
is key to growing a vibrant startup and tech community in Las Vegas."

CenturyLink will make its 1 Gbps service available to residents in its first
Las Vegas community this fall and intends to launch the service in additional
communities into 2014. Small business customers in select locations will also
be eligible for 1 Gbps service in early 2014. For information detailing the
benefits of CenturyLink's 1 Gbps fiber service in Las Vegas, visit

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and
DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.centurylink.com
Contact: Stephanie Meisse, 419-755-8433, stephanie.n.meisse@centurylink.com
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